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Basil Products

Basil Products

This very famous herb has its origins in some of the most diverse and refined cultures in the world. These cultures sometimes revered Basil as being an herb of the gods and also for a medicine. Here at Indigo Herbs we have captured the very essence of Sweet basil in the form of an aromatic essential oil - Sweet Basil Pure Aromatherapy Essential Oil. This can be used for a variety of blends or even be used to repel insects.

The origins of this herb is thought to have originated in Asia (some say Africa) and brought to ancient Greece by the conquering Alexander the Great from India. Later, during the British occupation of India Basil was brought to the UK in the 16th century. It is mentioned in the Herbals of Culpeper, Gerard, Parkinson and Dioscorides where each describe it with qualities that are both esoteric and obscure. An example is Culpeper’s and Gerard’s description that Basil had had the ability to cure scorpion stings and if one was to over indulge it could make a scorpion grow in the brain! From this point Basil has had an association with the constellation Scorpio. In India Tulsi, or Holy Basil, is the name of a goddess venerated for her devotion to the god Vishnu and has become a plant that is worshiped in various ways of being a direct link to the god. It is said that if one clutches onto Holy Basil at the moment of death then the path to heaven is assured.

There is some disagreement as to the number of species of Basil since all plants of the species cross extremely easily with each other. To complicate matters there are other plants that have Basil as their common name. Basils are non-woody annuals native to tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. It can usually grow to about 3 feet high with big fleshy leaves and flowering in spears of white flowers. Basil is most known for its use in Italian cooking and in condiments such as pesto.      


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Latin Name: Ocimum basilicum

  • Oil of Ocimum basilicum extracted by the steam distillation method
  • Uplifting, fresh and herbaceous aroma
  • Traditionally used as a remedy for nausea and to relieve stress
  • Aroma: top to middle note
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients
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Sweet Basil Essential Oil 10ml from Indigo Herbs is an uplifting aromatherapy oil with a sweet, herbaceous scent. With a long history of traditional use, it has been used for centuries to treat nausea, indigestion and to relieve stress. Originating in India, Sweet Basil oil was used in the ancient system of Ayurveda to inspire the mind and lift weary spirits. It can be diffused or mixed with a carrier oil and used as a massage or bath oil. 

At Indigo Herbs we are passionate about premium quality botanicals. Explore the tabs on this page to find out more about the quality, manufacture and suggested use of this essential oil. At Indigo Herbs we are committed to empowering optimum health and nutrition and assisting you to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, by having access to many of natures healing botanicals.

Sweet Basil is a fresh, green and clarifying essential oil that has many uses. Traditionally known for treating insect bites, this herbaceous top note aroma is great for exhaustion and mental overload.

Sweet basil is known to calm anxiety and induce mental clarity, it is uplifting and refreshing and can treat mental confusion, melancholy, depression, insomnia, exhaustion and nervous headaches. It really is a tonic for body, mind and soul. Sweet Basil has a very uplifting aroma and action so it can be used during meditation or spiritual practice to clear the mind and spirit.

Using Aromatherapy in your daily routine is simple, easy and can be enormously beneficial. Pure neat essential oils can be evaporated into the environment and inhaled while products that have already been diluted in an oil can be applied straight to the skin. There are lots of different ways to utilize the pure neat essential oils; these can be made into a room spray or used in an an essential oil burner/ vaporizer.

This is a lovely way to perfume an environment and essential oils are very good at affecting the mood, mind and emotions when evaporated into the air. Adding essential oils to your bath is the best way to ensure the oils are absorbed through the pores of the skin while also inhaling the vapors; maximum benefit can then be had whilst enjoying a soak. Additionally the neat oils can be diluted into a carrier medium. This can be a cream, body butter, face cream, vegetable body oil and bath salts to name a few. For full instructions go to our How to use Aromatherapy page.

This essential oil can be used in the bath for relieving exhaustion, depression and insomnia. Sweet Basil can be vaporized in an oil burner to promote mental clarity and ease anxiety. It can be added to a massage oil to settle the digestion when applied to the abdomen, or release mental tension and perk up the mind when applied to head, neck and shoulders. A vaginal douche with Sweet Basil can treat cystitis. Use 6-8 drops per bath and 10 -18 drops per 30ml of carrier oil. See Essential Oil Dosage Chart


Blends well with

To ease mental overload: Sweet Basil, Lavender, Sandalwood & Lemon.

For insect bites: Sweet Basil, Tea tree & Eucalyptus.

Goes well with: Rosemary, Clary sage, Fennel, Black pepper, Frankinsence.

  • Produced to GMP standards.
  • Quality Assured by Indigo Herbs. 
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added.
  • Bottled in a pharmacoepial grade brown glass bottle.

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Our essential oils are manufactured to GMP standards using steam distillation or cold pressing.

Indigo Herbs Sweet Basil Essential Oil is extracted using the "steam distillation" method. In this process the botanical material is placed in a still and steam is forced over the material. The hot steam helps to release the aromatic molecules from the plant material since the steam forces open the pockets in which the oils are kept. Molecules of the volatile oils then escape and evaporate into the steam. The temperature of the steam needs to be carefully controlled - just enough to force the plant material to let go of the essential oil, yet not too hot as to burn the plant material or the essential oil. The steam now containing the essential oil is passed through a cooling system to condense the steam which forms a liquid. The essential oil is then separated from the water and bottled, resulting in 100% pure essential oil.

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  • Basil, Cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, chili & black pepper
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Yogi Tea Heartwarming Teabags - Organic (17 bags). Basil, the highly-aromatic queen of the culinary herbs, decided to celebrate life with a tea dance and invited the mystics from the east: cinnamon, ginger and cardamom. They came bearing gifts of warmth and spice. Together with chili and black pepper they spread powerfully throughout the entire body. They warm, transform, strengthen and add fresh vitality. Enjoy this inspiring, delicious tea any time of the day. The essence of this tea is: 'Celebrate'.

Indigo Herbs has selected some of the best dietary supplements, teas & snacks from other leading health brands to complement our own extensive range of nutritionally dense superfoods, wholefoods, herbal powders and loose leaf teas. As well as being of the highest quality we believe these products directly relate to Indigo Herbs mission to offer our customers the best possible range of life enhancing health and nutrition supplements.

Basil, liquorice, dried lemon juice, orange peel, cinnamon, ginger, chili pepper, cardamom, cloves, black pepper - All Certified Organic

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